Community Happenings

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Community Happenings is an opportunity for all clubs, businesses, hotels, restaurants and entertainment outlets to inform the Chiang Mai Mail’s readers what new “happenings” are coming up.
Send us your happenings by email to: [email protected] or by fax to 053 260 738
or stop by the office at Chiang Mai Mail Publishing Co., Ltd., 209/5 Moo6, T.Faham, A.Muangchiang Mai, Chiang Mai 50000

Deadline for the next issue is Thursday 23 September for the publication of Friday 1 October.

 

Sunday

Dokmai Gardens: Rick Burnette’s talk on perennial vegetables on January 30th. http://dokmaidogma.word press.com/2010/12/18/activity-lecture-on-northern-thai-perennial-vegetables/

Chiang Mai Bicycle Club: Every Sunday, 7 a.m, Thapae Gate. www.chinarice.org.

Hash House Harriers: CH4 Mixed family hash runs every Sunday. Pick up point is Mokador opposite Wat Phra Singh at 15.30. You can even bring the kids. Great running and fun with a few drinks after discover unseen Chiang Mai with residents and expats. [email protected] or [email protected] or phone 0817241313.

Care for Dogs urgently needs both Thai and Western volunteers for their stall at the Sunday Walking Street Market, to help raise funds for the shelter’s ever-increasing needs. Volunteers will be selling Care for Dogs merchandise, collecting donations and spreading public awareness of Care for Dogs. [email protected]

The Baptist Group meeting for old-time worship and fellowship every Sunday morning at 11 am in the Grand View Hotel Chiangmai-Lampang road on superhighway.084 378 1440 [email protected]

Chiangmai Garden Fair: Every 3rd Sunday of the month Starting at 10.00am - 4.30pm. The Pub on Huay Kaew Road. 053-211550 to book a stall for 150 baht for the day.

Classical Music Night every Sunday at Sangdee Gallery. 7 PM. Sirimangkalajarn soi 5.

Dance Jam! A weekly Chiang Mai dance event open to all styles. Sundays from 5-7pm. Cat House Restaurant and Bar # 10 Soi 3 Sirimungkalajarn. Free. ‘Dance Chiang Mai Group’ on Facebook for more information.

Car boot sale: Open to all, gates open to sellers at 6.30 am until 2.30pm and entry to the public is from 8am to 3pm. Booth space available for community organizations. Every Sunday. 080 846 9916 (english) 0808469917 (thai or english). breathe [email protected]

Fundraising fair at JJ Hobby Market: Sunday January 16.Auxchanok Chirakul 2011 is the 90th Birthday of the forming of the British Legion, funds raised to go Poppy Appeal.

 

Monday

The Gentleman’s Club: The Pub, first Monday of the month. Beer and a roast lunch. Info: 053-211-550, email [email protected]

The Chiang Mai International Women’s Book Club: English speaking book lovers. 7 p.m, last Monday of month. [email protected]

Hash House Harriers Monday Hash (Bi-weekly): Male only hash, presently, runs start @ 5.30 PM. Directions can be found on a notice board near the male toilet @ Number 1 Bar. Free bus to the run departs Mokador Caffe Bar Lounge, opposite Wat Phra Singh @ 4.15 PM. Free bus to the run departs Number 1 bar @ 4.30 PM., Dyke Converter on 0817241313.

Tuesday

Informal Northern Thai Group: Tuesday, January 18th 2011  - 19:30. At the Alliance Française - Chiang Mai. « Killing the Mekong Dam by Dam » Directed by Tom Fawthrop

Chiang Mai Computer Club: meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at D’Lite Food and Bakery, directly across from Immigration. http://chiangmai-geeks.phpbb3now.com.

Quiz Night at The Olde Bell, 8.30 p.m. 087-811-9468, [email protected]

Alcoholics Anonymous: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the YMCA’s Nawarat Room. 084-485-0100, [email protected]

Open Mike night at North Gate Jazz Co-Op: every Tuesday. 10 p.m. Chang Puak Gate.

Dutch community in Chiang Mai: Evening get-together every 1st Tuesday of the month,

Hash House Harriers (Bi-weekly): Male only hash every other Tuesday. Pick up point is Mokador opposite Wat Phra Singh at 16.00 Great running great fun and raise a beer with resident.

Wednesday

What a Reiki Energy Massage can do for your Health and Wellbeing by Cory Croymans-Plaghki, Wednesday 19 January 6.00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Hotel. 318/1 Chiangmai-Lam­phun Road, Tambon Wat Kate

Co-dependants Anonymous: Support group for those having problems with healthy relationships with others. Every Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Seven Fountains, 97 Huey Kaew Rd. 085-863-9898

The Royal British Legion, Chiang Mai. Social meetings 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month, 7 p.m. at The Olde Bell British Pub on Loi Khroh Road. Not just for UK ex-servicemen and women, but for anyone who supports the Legion’s aims and objectives. New members welcome.

Chiang Mai Chess Club: 7pm, Wednesdays, The Pub, on Huay Kaew Rd. All welcome. John on 085-7109-926.

Open Mike Night at the UN Irish Pub every Wednesday, from 8.30 p.m. Instruments provided or bring your own, Lindsay on 089 523 1363.

Chiang Mai Friends: The last Wednesday of every month. [email protected] or 053-206121. [email protected]

Indie Fusion Music at Sangdee Gallery. Every Wednesday from 7 -9 PM. Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5. [email protected] 053-894-955.

Chiang Mai Photographic Group: Wednesdays at 7.00 pm every fortnight in The Red Mango Bar and all those with an interest in photography, be it film or digital are warmly invited.  For details of meeting dates please visit www.cmpg.igroops.com.  Meetings are conducted in English but all nationalities are welcome.

Thursday

Expats Ladies Lunch: Thursday, January 20, The lunch buffet at the Grandview Hotel, on the Superhighway, about 500 meters north of Huey Kaew Rd. 11:45 am. 160 baht.  Cost includes water, coffee and tea and a modest tip. [email protected] for reservations.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the YMCA’s Nawarat Room. Info: 084-485-0100, [email protected]hoo.com.

JJ Market: Jing Jai Market Walking Street, every Thursday and Friday from 5 to 11 PM

Quiz Night at the UN Irish Pub. 053-214-554

Meditate with the Green Papaya Sangha in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:00 pm at the Yoga Studio 65/1 Arak Road. Beginners welcome. [email protected] [email protected] .

Open night at Sangdee Gallery: all are welcome to perform. Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5 from 8 PM.

Networking One and the British Chamber of Commerce are holding a Networking evening at the Rachamankha Hotel. SME Forum starts at 5:30 PM with Chris Thatcher of the BCCT SME Group and Graham MacDonald, Chairman of the BCCT. Networking starts at 6:30 PM Thursday, Feb. 3.

Love songs, bubbly & cho­colate: Ana Gracey performs at Mokador on February 10, wine and chocolate tasting with wines from Italasia and chocolate from the Belgium Chocolate Company. Tickets 400 baht available at Mokador 3/11 Samlan Road, directly across from Wat Prasingh; 053-814-806.

Friday

Critical Mass Chiang Mai Bicycle Ride - Everyone on a bike, unicycle, skateboard, or roller-blades is invited to join the ride, beginning at 8:30 p.m. at Thapae Gate on the last Friday of every month to celebrate cycling and assert cyclists’ right to the road.  Short ride around Chiang Mai with drinks to follow. [email protected]

The Textile Art Group: first Friday of the month, noon, at The Dome Residence on Huey Kaew. Weaving, batik, embroidery, etc. [email protected]

JJ Market: Jing Jai Market Walking Street, every Thursday and Friday from 5 to 11 PM. 084-043-9821.

Alliance Francaise Films:. Friday, January 21st, 8 PM La Bete Humaine (1938) By Jean Renoir. Friday, January 28th, 8 PM Quai Des Orfevres (1947) by Henri-Georges Clouzot.

Film Fridays at Sangdee Gallery. Come and join us at 7:30pm every Friday for a film, hand-picked by a member of our Sangdee community.

A Piano Recital by Nitinun Punprapai at CRK Recital Hall, Payap University (Kaew Nawarat Campus) Donations Appreciated. January 21, 7:30 PM.

Lace and Leather Ladies night out at Miguel’s Nong Hoi: February 12. Contact [email protected] for reservations.

Saturday

Chiang Mai Friends Group 3rd Anniversary plus the “ Foreigners Day: January 22nd JJ Hobby Market. 6 pm. Email for tickets : [email protected] pick up in advance at Boutique Travel Service Office. 44/3 Sridonchai Rd.

Annual charity concert to benefit Viengping Orphanage at the Four Seasons Hotel January 22. H.E. ML Usni Pramoj, Privy Councilor and renowned musician has graciously donated his talents to support this important charity. He will perform selections from Haydn and his own composition. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. with an hour long concert to follow. Tickets 850 baht or  1,300 ++ for dinner. [email protected] seasons.com. 053-298-181.

Nuvo live at Kad Suan Kaew, January 29. 1,200, 800 and 400 baht. Tickets are available at Information desk, Kad Suan Kaew.

Al-anon: Support group open to those affected by alcoholism in a relative or friend. Every Saturday, 4:00-5:00 p.m, Seven Fountains, 97 Huey Kaew Rd. Info: 087-300-4668, .alanonthailand.org, @alanonthailand.org..

Chiang Mai Expats Club: 4th Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. until 12:30, 100 baht per member, 150 baht non member.

Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Foundation holds Experience in Meditation every Saturday 3 p.m-4:30 p.m. at 218/6 Chotana Rd. 053-214-904.

Hash House Harriers: Saturday  - hash which runs every Saturday at 5pm until October. Time is move forward due to lack of daylight after October. Catch a free bus at 4pm from The Hash Pub in Kampaengdin Road phone 053-449695 or Hash House in Moon Muang Road.

Film Space: Every Saturday at 7 PM behind CMU Art Center.

Current Exhibitions & Shows:

Mae Chaem traditional handmade skirt festival: Mae Chaem, January 31- Feb 1.

Pai Reggae International Music Festival #6: 21 January 2011 - 23 January. Huay Tung Tao Lake. 1,500 baht (3 days) and 600 baht (2 days) available at www.thaiticketmajor.com.081 824 6234 or www.paireggaefest.com.

Chiang Mai Photographic Group: Exhibition of Members’ Work 2011: 90 works by 15 photographers. 2nd Floor, Northern Village, Central Airport Plaza, January 15th – 30th

Mahakad Festival, Epic Arts in the Market until January 31. Warorot Market, community based arts festival. 9am to 6pm.  Free admission. Call 08-1111-9621 or 05-389-0213, or visit http://www.navinproduction.com.

Flora Fest at Royal Flora Ratchaphruek: until February 6.

The Emperor’s Old Clothes, An Exhibition of 19th Century Chinese Clothing: until 6 February 2011. Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays) 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. Upstairs Gallery. Lost Heavens. 228-234 Thapae Road. 080–129–2637. Free Admission – All Welcome

CMU Arts Center Winter Festival 1st CMU Arts Center Winter Festival until March at Chiang Mai University Art Center.

Playhouse Entertainment Complex Promotion: special promotion for newly opened Playhouse show. Aopi 08 40 20 45 63. [email protected] www.playhousechiangmai.com .

Impressions of My Travels Art Exhibition at Sangdee Gallery, Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5.

Affection for Reflection: The solo exhibition, Until February 7. at Galerie Panisa, 189 Mahidol Road, opp. Toyota showroom near Chiang Mai Int’l Airport

The Floral Miracle of Chiang Mai; Until 14 February 2011 at 80th Anniversary Commemoration Garden. 053 248 604

Bor Sang Umbrella Festival: 21-23 January: parade of beautiful parasols and umbrellas and a Miss Bor Sang contest. San Kamphaeng.

Ongoing:

The U.S. Consulate encourages all American citizens to register with the US Consulate General.  Please visit https://travelregistration.state.gov to register and/or update your current information. American Citizens are reminded that all services are provided by appointment only. To make an appointment or view additional information on our services, http://chiangmaiusconsulate.gov/service.html.

“De Mortuis: the story the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery” : Stories of the 150 persons buried in the foreigners’ cemetery since 1898 a pocket history of some aspects of Chiang Mai life and of some of the foreigners who lived and died there. 200 baht, available at the Cemetery, The Pub, Tuskers, The Writers Club, Darling Wine Bar, Gymkhana Club. Or, by post A. C. Tucker, PO Box 228 CMU, Chiang Mai 50202. Cheques to “A. C. Tucker” Baht 230 (mailed to Thailand), 5.50 £, and US$ 9.00 (worldwide).These donations used for maintenance and upkeep of cemetery.

Nicotine Anonymous: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1 p.m., Building 11, behind McCormick Hospital. 086-194-6300 or 081-027-6836

Baha’i Faith -Why ?: Mike or Rose 08 7305 4006 or Nasser 0817 652 003/053252382

Sri Sathya Sai Baba, spiritual master. Study and discussion group for Chiang Mai devotees. Info: 053 261 582 or 08 1473 0430, 8 AM to 10 PM

BOOKZ: A wellness series of book presentations: through February, 2011. Sponsored by the Ayurveda and Holistic Healing Foundation, BOOKZ will be held the first and third Thursday of each month at 10:30 am. BOOKZ will be hosted by Shari Brown, writer, reader, and certified wellness coach. Herbal tea and biscuits will be served. Everyone is invited, free of charge. At the Ayurveda and Holistic Healing Foundation offices, 98/6 Highway1317, Chiangmai Mae-on highway (San Kam­paeng Road), next to Wasabe Japanese Restaurant and across from Jing Jing Thai Restaurant. Nirat at 053 128102.

Groups

Chiang Mai Bridge Club: The Pub on Huay Kaew Road. Sunday, 1:15 pm, duplicate bridge. Monday, 12:45 pm, bridge coaching session. Wednesday, 12:45 pm, duplicate bridge. Friday, 12:45 pm, relaxed duplicate bridge. [email protected]

Dining Out Group: Once a fortnight, alternating between Western and Asian food. 100 baht - 500 baht per head. [email protected]

Chiang Mai Readers & Book Discussion Group: Monthly over lunch to discuss a previously agreed book. [email protected]

Travel Club: Monthly at Tuskers.:[email protected]

Chiang Mai Gay and Lesbian Club: Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.. Regular meetings.

Courses, classes, educational opportunities

FISU courses now in Chiang Mai: www.fisu.org

Art classes at ArtSpace on 7: Beginning and Intermediate level oil painting classes ongoing at ArtSpace. Classes are limited to 5 students Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings. Laura [email protected] or visit www. artspacechiangmai.com

Reiki training courses: all [email protected] or www.asianhealingartscenter.com

D & M Music Studio in cooperation With Embassy Of Austria and Siam Music Yamaha presents Mozart Piano Concerto and Sonata Competition. Deadline for application and DVD 23 April, 2011. To be held at Siam Music Yamaha Auditorium near BTS National Stadium Bangkok. June 6-9, 2011. [email protected] www.dmmusic.org.

Sport

Chiang Mai Amateur Golf Week: 23-29 January. 12.00 pm Register to join tournament 33,995 baht at Green Valley Club

Northern Thailand Off Road Challenge: January 22 in Fang, Chiang Mai Province

Mini Marathon: January 15-23:. On 15th January, Economics Mini Marathon at Payap University, call 053 851 478. On 16th January, Vieng Kum Kam Mini Marathon at Saraphee, call 053 321 253. On 23th January, 24th Chiang Mai Christian School Mini Marathon at Chiang Mai Christian School, call 053 241 503.

Badminton: Every Tuesday from 2-4 PM at the Municipal Stadium Badminton Hall. Open to all. 20 baht/session.

Tai Chi Classes: Yang & Chen style Tai Chi guide you to find internal soft Chi flow and intensive energy in your own body! 085-5211-528, [email protected]

Chiangmai International Taekwondo: All ages taught in your own home, private lessons by World Master Tom Zuza, 8th Dan. 083 476 1752, [email protected]

Tai Chi Classes: Experienced Tai Chi Sifu gives lessons. 084-600-5268, [email protected]

Chiang Mai Rock Climbing Adventures: offering 20 percent discounts on outdoor equipment.Rock climbing technique and equipment demonstrations, a pull up contest, rocking climbing contest, and cave demonstrations. 053-207-102: [email protected] 55/3 Ratchapakinai Rd, www.thailandclimbing.com.

Tai Chi – Chi-Kung every Monday and Wednesday 8 am at Suan Buak Hat Public Park by Master Patrick Stahl.  085 276 4700. [email protected] or www.zensabai.com.

Karate Practice: Monday/Wednesday 5.30 p.m, Free. CMU’s Student Services building. Karatedo Fed. Wado-kaj karate. [email protected]

Yang style Tai Chi class for beginners/intermediate students.  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45 AM to 10:45 AM at Hillside 4 Condo, 4th floor, exercise room.  Call 0899-5553-350 or www.taichichiangmai.com.  Private classes also available

Chiang Mai University Judo Club: Training Times at the Gym: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 830 AM to 10:30 AM. Contact Khun Nigel 0819264210. [email protected]

Chiang Mai Fencing Club Grand Opening is Friday, December 31st at 5pm. New students and experienced fencers are welcome to sign up. Classes for all ages. “Chiang Mai ChinaTown” complex, just off the Superhighway, left at the beginning of the  Mae Rim/ Chang Pueak exit road at the Chiang Mai ChinaTown sign, between the buildings. We are at the back on the lower left side. 08 -1382-8124 (English) 08-7325-5476(Thai).

Free Meditation Instruction and Vegetarian Cooking Classes: The Master Ruma Foundation and Meditation Center in Baan Pong 9AM Group Meditation in the Light and Sound Method, Q&A for beginners, 11AM cooking class, followed by free vegetarian 5-course meal. Sundays at Praipanwana Resort on the Samoeng rd. 0878012117. [email protected]